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  APPLICATION FOR SMALL POWER PLANT   )	  DOCKET NO. 07-SPPE-2
  EXEMPTION  FOR THE ORANGE GROVE     )   	
  PROJECT                             )     
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COMMITTEE SCHEDULING ORDER

On July 18, 2007, Orange Grove Energy, L.P., (Applicant) submitted an Application for a Small Power Plant Exemption (SPPE) to the California Energy Commission in connection with its proposal to construct and operate the Orange Grove Project pursuant to Public Resources Code section 25541. The project involves a 96 megawatt simple-cycle electric generating plant and ancillary facilities in rural north San Diego County, approximately six miles east of the city of Fallbrook and approximately two miles west of the community of Pala. Construction is planned to begin in January of 2008, and commercial operation is planned to begin in June of 2008.

On August 1, 2007, the Energy Commission designated a Committee of two Commissioners to conduct proceedings on the SPPE. The Committee conducted a Public Informational Hearing on September 24, 2007, to discuss the schedule and other issues of concern. Pursuant to Title 20 of the California Code of Regulations section 1709.7(c), the attached Committee Schedule is based on Applicant's and Staff's proposed schedules and related discussion at the Informational Hearing. The schedule covers the period leading up to the Prehearing Conference. The balance of the schedule will be determined at the Prehearing Conference.

Status Reports

To facilitate the process, each party shall serve and file Status Reports as indicated in the schedule below. The reports shall be received by the other parties and the Commission's Docket Unit, 1516 9th Street, MS 14, Sacramento, California 95814-5512, no later than 3:00 p.m. on the dates indicated below. Identify the status reports with "Docket No. 07-SPPE-2." In addition to providing printed copies, the parties shall e-mail their status reports to the Hearing Officer and to those with e-mail addresses as indicated on the Proof-of-Service list.

Public Adviser and Public Participation

Members of the public may participate in all aspects of the review process in a variety of ways. The Commission's Public Adviser's Office is available to assist the public in participating in the exemption process. This office may be reached at 916-654-4489 or 800-822-6228 or email: pao@energy.state.ca.us.

Information

Technical questions concerning the project should be addressed to Felicia Miller, Staff Project Manager, at (916) 654-4489, or e-mail: fmiller@energy.state.ca.us. Questions of a legal or procedural nature should be directed to Kenneth Celli, the Hearing Officer, at (916) 651-8893 or e-mail: kcelli@energy.state.ca.us. Media inquiries should be directed to Claudia Chandler, Assistant Executive Director for Media and Public Communications at (916) 654-4989 or e-mail : mediaoffice@energy.state.ca.us. Information concerning the status of the project, as well as notices and other relevant documents, may be viewed on the Energy Commission's Internet web page at: http://www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/orangegrove.

Dated September 28, 2007, at Sacramento, California





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JAMES D. BOYD
Vice Chair and Presiding Member
Orange Grove SPPE Committee

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ARTHUR H. ROSENFELD
Commissioner and Committee Member
Orange Grove SPPE Committee

 

COMMITTEE SCHEDULE
FOR THE
ORANGE GROVE PROJECT SPPE



DATE 2007 EVENT
July 19 Application for SPPE filed
September 5 Staff provides data requests to Applicant
September 17 Issues Identification Report provided by Staff
September 24 Informational Hearing and Site Visit
October 5 Applicant submits data responses
October 15 Data response and issue resolution workshop
October 19 Parties file Status Report
October 24 Draft initial study filed
November 7 Draft initial study workshop
November 15 Parties file Status Report
November 26 Agency, applicant and public comment on the Application and Initial Study
December 10 Parties file Status Report
December 17 Staff files Final Initial Study
To Be Determined Prehearing Conference
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